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Saturday, August 11, 2007

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Gary

"I hate having to work at learning things. It's much more fun when they come naturally. Is that lazy?"

That's exactly how I am and yeah it is lazy. At least I feel it qualifies. I hate having to work in order to have fun. For instance I really would LIKE to take guitar lessons but the work involved in that is stopping me. I need to find a no pressure kind of teacher. One that won't care if I don't practice and learn what I'm supposed to know for the next lesson, and won't care if I only show up when I feel like it. But just trying to find someone like that would probably be a lot of work hahahaha.

Miss Luongo

Michael, nice penmanship. Add "writes like a child" to your list of considerable charms.

Gary, I've heard that Spencer Reed has "jam sessions" in his home as a form of guitar lesson. I don't think he cares if you practice or what level you're at. Show up and pay your 10 buck, and all's well.

messiestobjects

Real nice. Well, you criticize penmanship like a child, so nonny nonny boo boo to you.

Gary

who is spencer reed?

ok I looked him up a little... he's a jazz guy I guess.

Gary

Spencer is currently the guitar instructor at
Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ and also maintains a schedule of private students.

Sissy

And I thought my ticket stub collection was wacky.

And my rock collection, which has grown beyond maintenance. There was a time when I'd make my guests sit while I pulled rocks off shelves and tell a story for every one. I don't feel so weird now.

messiestobjects

Sissy, you're not off the hook. You're still weird. People that have a lot of passport stamps are always proud of them... it's quite normal. Telling guests stories about your pet rocks is... unique.

So Gary, can you take lessons from a dirty dirty jazz guitarist, or does it have to be Yngwie Malmsteen or death?

Sissy

ha ha ha. Unique. How kind.

Miss Luongo

Criticism of penmanship cuts deep, doesn't it? I sure do know how to sling the insults.

Gary

What's a dirty dirty jazz guitarist? I don't understand the dirty dirty part. Is he dirty like smelly or does he molest his students?

I guess I could take lessons from a dirty smelly perverted jazz guy, though I don't really want to play perverted stink jazz. I don't even really want to play nice normal jazz either.

messiestobjects

A dirty dirty jazz guitarist is a guitarist who plays jazz and not, you know, Megadeth, or Zappa. Or like that Sleeter Kenny band you like.

Speaking of dirty dirty jazz musicians, Bob Dorough reached down and pulled a friend of mine's trigger from behind one time in the Deerhead Inn.

Gary

Mike don't make fun of Sleater-Kinney.

I don't know what the rest of that means.

Oh and your taste in music SUX!!! LOLERZ!!11

Miss Luongo

I don't think the group-jam lesson is jazz.

Gary

I'd love to know the particulars.

Sissy

I want to comment. Because I'm bored. I don't have any tangents to go on. So I'll just say that I purchased Keyser guitar lessons for his birthday and refunded them for the cash because he said his teacher was a tree-hugging hippie who showed up ten minutes late for the lesson and then left ten minutes early because he had a gig to play.

I have a violin that I play sometimes.

Gary

Sissy can you give me that guy's contact info? ;)

messiestobjects

I used to play violin when I was 8... I took lessons from a college girl named Maggie. I had a boy crush on her. When she left town, I was heartbroken and didn't want to play anymore.

When I was 22 or so, I decided I wanted to learn the fiddle. That was a hard couple of months for my roomates... I got pretty good at it fairly quickly though. Finger memory, I guess. But then I lost interest. I'd love to be able to be good at it, but it's a lot of work and there were too many other things I was also interested in.

Miss Luongo

I had a boyfriend who was teaching himself how to play the guitar. He would play the beginning of dueling banjos from Deliverance over and over. That's both creepy and annoying.

Gary

Julie, did he live in the West End?

Mike get an electric fiddle and we'll jam. It'll be cool brah.

Miss Luongo

He and I lived in San Diego, which made it worse since our friends out there started to think we were from Pennsyltucky when started that little hobby.

messiestobjects

They had an electric fiddle in Revenge of the Nerds. Dude that would be fun, but I am not your breast support, dammit.

I'd want to play Devil Went Down To Georgia. That is slightly less hick than Dueling Banjos.

Passport Renewal

Your posts, are awesome....
very well written...i am one of your regular readers...


3azeez

Hey!

Your passport showing the Kuwaiti visa is used in the movie The Men who Stare at Goats! LOL

Yes I'm watching the movie right now, your name is shown clearly in arabic so is the name of your kuwaiti sponsor ;p

messiestobjects

You're kidding me right? I'm gullible, don't tease me.

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